eggs, pork

Day 278: No eggs please

October 5, 2007

This evening’s culinary adventure involved making Anyone for Brunch? B, L, or D Adaptation (That’s Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner to You!) [recipe], which was exactly the same meal as yesterday, but with a poached egg sitting on top. Remaking the stew is a testament to how ridiculous our endeavours have become, but I have to say it this was the first (and will probably be the last) time that I have poached an egg. To do so, I brought some water to a simmer in a skillet, then added a splash of white wine vinegar. The egg was cracked into a bowl the poured into the water. The white gelatinous quivering goo was nothing if not repulsive looking, and I’m not going to say exactly what it looked like. After a couple of minutes, and also after freeing its creepy white tentacles from the bottom of the pan, I removed the egg with a slotted spoon and let it drain on a paper towel. The egg was placed on top of the stew like a big dollop of goop. You may notice that I only made one egg, egg singular. We are not fans of the egg, particularly when the yolk is supposed to be runny, shudder.

L used his egg allergy as a tremendous excuse to eat just the chorizo-tomato stew and skip on the eggy delight. By default I got to ruin my perfectly lovely stew with rubbery egg white and runny yolk. Bleurgh. That was not a good addition in my book. But, if you like poached egg, this is a great stew and it probably is a reasonable addition.

Tomorrow, we will be making Everything-Crusted Chicken Rolls Stuffed with Scallion Cream Cheese, which sounds interesting, if by interesting you mean ridiculous. This weekend heralds some big changes for us, hopefully. The tiler was here today for hopefully the last time ever, so we have plans to put up a shower curtain, paint the bathroom and actually move in. Farewell basement bathroom, it’s been a spider-filled, mould-avoiding treat. Also, Monday is A’s second birthday so there will hopefully be prodigious baking of piggy cupcakes and maybe the purchase of a ball. Sunday we’ll probably go to the zoo so A can spy water bottle lids in the undergrowth. We considered having a party but we’ve left things a little late to organise anything. Also, we haven’t seen some of our friends since her 1st birthday, as we’re such great people, and we don’t want to seem like we’re only in it for the presents.  So low-key it will be, maybe with a helium balloon thrown in for good measure. Cheap and cheery, it’s all good.

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  • Reply Tracy October 6, 2007 at 10:41 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY A!!!!! I have so enjoyed reading your site. Keep up the great work! Can you give us more pic updates? Would love to see how the new home is working out! You have tremendous courage to follow thru….I look forward to your “day-after” experience! Pizza boys get ready!!!!!

  • Reply Joannie October 6, 2007 at 3:50 pm

    For our kids’ second birthday, we blow up a whole bag of balloons and leave them in the living room next to their presents. It’s a mess of balloons and we spend the next week popping them but it’s a lot of fun for the kids. Second birthdays are better than first birthdays.

  • Reply The Home Cook October 8, 2007 at 11:00 am

    I can imagine the poached egg wouldn’t be a welcome sight if you don’t like eggs. Me, I love ’em so that would have been a great addition. 🙂

    Hope A’s second birthday is going well!

  • Reply Helen | One Year Project October 8, 2007 at 8:11 pm

    Thanks for the birthday wishes. We did get A a helium balloon, which she finds pretty intriguing, especially when the cats go near it and she shouts “my moon, my moon”. Pretty funny.
    Tracy, I totally intend to post some before and after pictures any day now, well maybe after baby comes and I get my pizza!

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